By Scott Mills When the 2016 Paralympics in Rio came to an end, not only did it bring the curtain down on Great Britain’s most successful ever Games, it also meant that for most athletes the start of a much needed break was upon them before the start of the winter training block. However, for IPC World Championship Bronze medallist Abbie […]

2017 By Scott Mills After the recent SLAN track meet at Sutton’s David Weir Leisure Centre, the new athletics season is now underway and whilst personal bests were few and far between there were still many lessons to take from what was a competition on a very slow track. However, with fast times hard to come by, […]

By Scott Mills After just hours of finishing the 2017 Lisbon Half-Marathon, coach Jenny Archer MBE and the academy were already focusing on their next challenge- preparing for the 2017 season by spending a week training amongst steep hills, high winds and heat alongside the occasional downpour in the south coast of Portugal. Whilst a team […]

By Scott Mills With the sun beaming down over Lisbon’s 25th April Bridge, the Weir Archer Academy were once again in Half-Marathon action just seven days after competing in an excruciatingly tough 13.1 miles at the Adidas Silverstone Half. As five of our athletes including many of the clubs sprinters embarked on this relatively flat course, things […]

By Scott Mills Confident, outspoken and extremely positive are all words that spring to mind when describing T54 wheelchair athlete Jabari Knight. So when the sprint athlete was awarded the Brain Freeman trophy by the Weir Archer Academy for the dedication and hard work he has tirelessly grafted for over the winter season to improve […]

By Scott Mills Six-time Paralympic Gold medallist David Weir claimed his sixth-straight Adidas Silverstone Half-Marathon win with a time of 00:47:33, in what turned out to be a fantastic day of racing for the Weir Archer Academy. Despite the infamous Silverstone rain doing its best to dampen the team’s spirits, Weir Archer’s David Weir, JohnBoy Smith, Will […]

By Scott Mills   British Athletics once quoted ‘sometimes just a few words can speak volumes. ‘Hardworking, dedicated and world-class’ and these are just some of the traits that will see Archer go down in athletics folklore” and the same can be said for David Weir. As the pair brought down the curtain on their […]